William E. Smith, Jr.

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Certificate No: 16593
The United States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come
Greeting:

WHEREAS William E. Smith, of Pike County, Illinois has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Quincy whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said William E. Smith according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An Act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the North East quarter of the North East quarter of Section twelve in Township Seven South, of Range four West, in the District of lands subject to sale at Quincy, Illinois, containing forty acres according to the official plat of the Survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the said William E. Smith.

NOW KNOW YE, That the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in each case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said William E. Smith, and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said William E. Smith, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I John Tyler, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL OF THE general land office TO BE HEREUNTO OFFERED.

GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the tenth day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES THE Sixty Ninth.

BY THE PRESIDENT: John Tyler by John Tyler, Jr., Sec'y
R.M. Whitney, Recorder of the General Land Office
Signed by recorder, 10 Dec 1844

Certificate No: 19788
The United States of America, To all to whom these Presents shall come
Greeting:

WHEREAS William E. Smith, of Pike County, Illinois has deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE of the United States, a Certificate of the REGISTER OF THE LAND OFFICE at Quincy whereby it appears that full payment has been made by the said William E. Smith according to the provisions of the Act of Congress of the 24th of April, 1820, entitled "An act making further provision for the sale of the Public Lands," for the South East quarter of the North East quarter of Section twelve, in Township Seven, South of Range four, West, and the South West quarter of the North West quarter of Section Seven, in Township Seven, South, of Range three West, in the District of Lands, formerly subject to sale at Quincy, now Springfield, Illinois. Containing Seventy nine Acres, and Ninety hundredths of an acre, according to the official plat of the Survey of the said Lands, returned to the General Land Office by the SURVEYOR GENERAL, which said tract has been purchased by the said William E. Smith.

NOW KNOW YE, That the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in consideration of the premises, and in conformity with the several acts of Congress, in each case made and provided, HAVE GIVEN AND GRANTED, and by these presents DO GIVE AND GRANT, unto the said William E. Smith, and to his heirs, the said tract above described: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same, together with all the rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, thereunto belonging, unto the said William E. Smith, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I Franklin Pierce, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, have caused these Letters to be made PATENT, and the SEAL OF THE general land office TO BE HEREUNTO OFFERED.

GIVEN under my hand, at the CITY OF WASHINGTON, the first day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five and of the INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES THE EIGHTIETH

BY THE PRESIDENT Franklin Pierce by H.E. Baldwin, Ass't
J.N. Granger, Recorder of the General Land Office